Service

We specialise in all domestic and commercial plumbing maintenance, including:

  • Bathroom, kitchen, and laundry renovations
  • Installation of water and gas appliances, dishwashers, waste disposal units, washing machines, gas hobs
  • Water and gas leaks, water overflows, flooding
  • Tap repairs and replacement
  • Blocked toilets, blocked shower heads, repaired and replaced
  • CCTV video camera drain inspections
  • Burst pipes and blocked drains repaired and replaced
  • Roof leaks and spouting
  • Water heating installations and maintenance, hot water cylinders, heat pump hot water, infinity instantaneous hot water, instantaneous gas hot water

We fix, improve, and protect plumbing systems

  • Water supply (in)
  • Wastewater (away)
  • Stormwater (away)
  • Gas supply (in)

Emergency Repairs & Plumbing Maitenance
Emergency Repairs & Plumbing Maitenance

Be prepared for your next plumbing emergency. Remember our 0800 Plumbing Emergency number!

We provide a 24 hour emergency plumbing service throughout the Greater Wellington region. We are local, we are here, and we are ready to go - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can expect reliability, friendliness, and a professional job.

If you have a less urgent plumbing maintenance issue, call us and we’ll schedule a visit. Please remember that it is easier and cheaper to do a simple repair job, compared to a replacement project that becomes necessary because an ongoing plumbing issue was ignored.

0800 MINISTRY

(0800 64 64 78)

Stop the drip!

We replace tap washers to stop your tap dripping We adjust toilet mechanisms to stop it running on. If you discover a drip, call us.

Stop the leak!

Drips become leaks, and leaks become floods. Faulty connections can cause your dishwasher, insinkerator, or washing machine to leak. Fittings fail, and pipes rupture... causing water damage

Stop the flood!

Flooding is a major failure of your plumbing system. A blocked drain can cause your toilet to flood. A slushy wet patch of garden can indicate a burst pipe. Call us if water is gushing out and flooding your property.

Have you got Dux qest pipes in your home?!

Dux qest (often misspelled as ‘Dux quest’ or ‘Ducks quest’) is a type of black plastic pipe that was sold and piped into New Zealand homes in the 1970s and 1980s. Before long dux qest started to fail; developing pinhole fractures in its walls – causing small leaks.

Dux qest is no longer sold, but homeowners have been left with piping that is guaranteed to fail. It’s not a matter of ‘if’ it will fail; it’s a matter of ‘when’ it will fail.

The only feasible long term solution is to cut all of it out of your home before it fails, and replace it; usually with grey polybutylene piping.

However, as a cheaper short term fix, we can just replace a small section of dux qest pipe if it starts leaking.

To remove all the dux qest pipes in your home for a re-pipe, will mean removing the gib plaster off your walls in order to gain access to the pipes.

So the best time to remove dux qest once and for all is when you are planning a major home renovation. Ministry of Plumbing plumbers know how to correctly identify dux qest pipes.

We can give you a quote to replace just a section of failed pipe, or all of your pipes.

Renovations
Bathroom, kitchen, and laundry renovations and alterations

Make that renovation happen!

  • Extensive experience in renovations and alterations
  • Best advice on layout, design, and project costing
  • Best advice on best fixtures and fittings
  • Full project management if required

 

 

"Anthony and his team have done various pieces of work for me over the years, starting with a kitchen renovation in 2010, two bathroom renovations including a gas installation in 2012/2013 and various ad hoc work since. On each of these occasions, Anthony has responded promptly to questions, quotes and importantly has provided cost effective solutions and recommendations with a view to saving the client money. I continue to use Anthony and his team for all plumbing related needs"

Jayesh - 1st Jul, 2014.

Bathroom renovations

When it comes to renovating a bathroom, you don’t always need to employ a builder.

We can do a lot of the building and finishing work to complete the job to the high standards you would expect.

We disconnect and install…

  • Showers and showerheads
  • Showerdomes
  • Baths
  • Toilets, toilet cisterns, toilet seats
  • Vanity hand basins and mirrors
  • Tapware

Laundry renovations

We disconnect and install...

  • Laundry tubs
  • Tapware
  • Washing machines

Kitchen renovations

When it comes to renovating kitchens, we get a lot of builders and joiners calling us to install and connect all the new pipework for their customers.

We disconnect and install...

  • Kitchen sinks
  • Dishwashers
  • Insinkerators
  • Sink water filters
  • Fridge ice makers
  • Gas cooker hobs

"Anthony goes beyond the call of duty, eg. an innovative solution to a shower over a bath which saved me megabucks and avoided having to gut the bathroom, putting a bigger sink insert into an existing granite sink bench, finding toilet seats for weird toilets - all these were fiddly, time consuming jobs; I can't imagine any other plumber going to such trouble. The solutions have all been top quality and done very quickly, even while having to involve manufacturers. Anthony is a great communicator and excellent at coordinating these jobs."

Penny – 7th Apr, 2013.

Water Heating
Hot Water Heating Systems

Get your hot water flowing again, and better than before

We fix all hot water problems

Has your hot water gone cold?
Is the temperature of your water fluctuating?

Does your HWC or header tank leak or overflow?

Is your HWC strapped securely in place, as part of your earthquake preparedness?

Upgrade your existing hot water system,

...to one that is more effective and efficient.

Save money on your power bill.

Call us for free advice on the best water heating system for your needs.

We service and install

  • Hot water cylinders (HWCs)
  • Hot water heat pumps (eg. Rinnai)
  • Continuous flow systems (eg. Infinity)
  • All electric and gas hot water options
  • Woodburner wetbacks.

Blocked Drains and Drainlaying
Blocked Drains and Drainlaying

Keep your wastewater and your stormwater draining away

We are experts at locating blockages and breaks in your drains, with our CCTV drain inspection video camera.

If the drain is not broken we can put our high pressure drain water-jetter to work, to water jet the blockage clear.

We save you unnecessary dig-up work by accurately locating exactly where to start digging.

This is a saving of time and money and effort.

We locate sewer and storm water drains and mark it on-site, so earthworks engineers can proceed.

Blocked drains can occur for a number of reasons:

  • Foreign objects in the drains
  • Waste build up
  • Tree roots growing into drains
  • Seismic movement
  • Misaligning of joints
  • Deterioration of aging pipes.
Gasfitting
NZ natural gas, for water heating, cooking, and home heating

We provide a full gas repair and gas installation service

  • Gas hot water cylinders
  • Gas infinity units
  • Gas hobs and gas ovens
  • Gas heaters
  • All gas piping extensions to your gas appliances

A gas leak in your home is dangerous

Natural gas and LPG is flammable; a gas leak could lead to an explosion and cause a fire; and there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

If you can hear the hiss of gas, or catch a smell like rotten eggs, then it is likely that you have a gas leak.
Call us immediately.

Roof Leaks & Spouting
Keep the rain out, and move the rainwater away

Wellington wind can force rain in through your roof, and into the ceiling and walls. We can locate leaks and make your home weathertight again.

We can repair any break or blockage you have in your spouting, guttering, flashings, facias, or downpipes.

We can install leaf guards to prevent debris buildup.

"Ministry of Plumbing…cleaned out my spouting (including birds nest) and installed a gutter guard. Efficient, professional, going the extra mile for people”.

Shirley - 4th Mar 2015.